Danny Glover

Biography: A distinguished actor of the stage and screen, Danny Glover is known for his work in both Hollywood blockbusters and serious dramatic films. Towering and quietly forceful, Glover lends gravity and complexity to the diverse characters he has portrayed throughout his lengthy career.
A native of San Francisco, where he was born July 22, 1947, Glover attended San Francisco State and received his dramatic training at the American Conservatory Theatre's Black Actors' Workshop. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In the early '80s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart (1984) to the menacing in Witness (1985) and The Color Purple (1984). He reached box-office-gold status with the three Lethal Weapon flicks produced between 1987 and 1992, playing the conservative, family-man partner of "loose cannon" L.A. cop Mel Gibson. Glover carried over his fiddle-and-bow relationship with Gibson into his off-screen
A distinguished actor of the stage and screen, Danny Glover is known for his work in both Hollywood blockbusters and serious dramatic films. Towering and quietly forceful, Glover lends gravity and complexity to the diverse characters he has portrayed throughout his lengthy career.
A native of San Francisco, where he was born July 22, 1947, Glover attended San Francisco State and received his dramatic training at the American Conservatory Theatre's Black Actors' Workshop. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In the early '80s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart (1984) to the menacing in Witness (1985) and The Color Purple (1984). He reached box-office-gold status with the three Lethal Weapon flicks produced between 1987 and 1992, playing the conservative, family-man partner of "loose cannon" L.A. cop Mel Gibson. Glover carried over his fiddle-and-bow relationship with Gibson into his off-screen life, and also contributed an amusing cameo (complete with his Lethal Weapon catch-phrase "I'm gettin' too old for this!") in Maverick (1994). In 1998, Glover again reprised his role for the blockbuster-proportioned Lethal Weapon 4, and that same year gave a stirring performance in the little-seen Beloved.

On television, Glover played the title role in Mandela (1987), cowpoke Joshua Deets in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, legendary railroad man John Henry in a 1988 installment of Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales, and the mercurial leading character in the 1989 "American Playhouse" revival of A Raisin in the Sun. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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Danny Glover's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 87 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Lowest Metascore: 16 Andron
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55
55 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 2012 Nov 13, 2009 President Thomas Wilson / President Thomas Wilson 10
78 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Mar 21, 2014 Himself 9.0
76 Witness Feb 8, 1985 Det. Lt. James McFee / McFee 8.6
70 Lethal Weapon 2 Jul 7, 1989 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 8.6
67 Lethal Weapon Mar 6, 1987 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 8.6
64 The Prince of Egypt Dec 18, 1998 Jethro 8.5
72 When I Saw You Jan 15, 2014 Consulting Producer 8.5
tbd Yellowbird Dec 5, 2014 Darius 8.5
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.3
72 Antz Oct 2, 1998 Barbatus 8.2
46 Saw Oct 29, 2004 Detective David Tapp 8.2
60 Aristide and the Endless Revolution Nov 17, 2005 Himself 8.1
37 Lethal Weapon 4 Jul 10, 1998 Roger Murtaugh 8.1
64 Silverado Jul 10, 1985 Mal 8.1
77 The House I Live In Oct 5, 2012 Executive Producer 8.1
28 Supremacy Jan 30, 2015 Mr. Walker 8.1
53 Shooter Mar 23, 2007 Colonel Isaac Johnson 8.0
52 LUV Jan 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Arthur 8.0
tbd Shadow World Oct 14, 2016 Executive Producer 8.0
83 Trouble the Water Aug 22, 2008 Executive Producer 7.9
76 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Henry Sherman 7.8
64 Soundtrack for a Revolution Jan 22, 2010 Executive Producer 7.7
64 Grand Canyon Dec 25, 1991 Simon 7.7
78 The Color Purple Dec 18, 1985 Albert 7.6
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Marty Madison 7.3
87 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Mar 4, 2011 Associate Producer 7.1
36 Lethal Weapon 3 May 15, 1992 Roger Murtaugh 7.0
57 Beloved Oct 16, 1998 Paul D Garner 6.9
58 Complete Unknown Aug 26, 2016 Roger 6.9
46 Manderlay Jan 27, 2006 Wilhelm 6.8
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 President Chen 6.8
74 The Time That Remains Jan 7, 2011 Associate Producer 6.8
87 Cemetery of Splendor Mar 4, 2016 Co-Producer 6.8
52 Be Kind Rewind Feb 22, 2008 Elroy Fletcher 6.7
73 Beyond the Lights Nov 14, 2014 Captain David Nicol / Captain Nicol / Captain Nicol 6.6
48 Mooz-lum Feb 11, 2011 Dean Francis 6.5
80 Concerning Violence Dec 5, 2014 Co-Producer 6.5
81 Bamako Feb 14, 2007 Executive Producer / Cow-Boy 6.4
39 Legendary Sep 10, 2010 Harry 'Red' Newman / Harry 'Red' Newman 6.4
68 Honeydripper Dec 28, 2007 Tyrone Purvis 6.2
73 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Sep 9, 2011 Co-Producer / Cast 6.1
tbd About Scout Mar 11, 2016 Red / Red Freston 6.0
45 Blindness Oct 3, 2008 Man With Black Eye Patch 5.9
16 Andron Jun 3, 2016 Cast / Chancellor Gordon 5.8
41 Monster Trucks Jan 13, 2017 Cast / Mr. Weathers / Mr. Weathers 5.6
42 Barnyard Aug 4, 2006 Miles The Mule 5.5
36 Alpha and Omega Sep 17, 2010 Winston 5.5
43 The Shaggy Dog Mar 10, 2006 Ken Hollister 5.4
55 Almost Christmas Nov 11, 2016 Walter / Walter 5.2
51 Death at a Funeral Apr 16, 2010 Uncle Russell 5.1
tbd Bad Asses on the Bayou Mar 6, 2015 Associate Producer / Bernie Pope 4.5
35 Diablo Jan 8, 2016 Benjamin Carver 3.0
28 Rage Jul 11, 2014 Det. Peter St. John / Detective St. John 2.2
59 Boesman and Lena Nov 3, 2000 Boesman tbd
43 Salt of This Sea Aug 13, 2010 Co-Producer tbd
tbd Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Nov 18, 2013 Himself tbd
59 This Changes Everything Oct 2, 2015 Executive Producer tbd
70 We Are Many Dec 11, 2015 Himself tbd
68 Bopha! Sep 24, 1993 Micah Mangena tbd
tbd Back in the Day May 20, 2016 Eddie 'Rocks' Travor tbd
82 White Sun (Seto Surya) TBD Executive Producer tbd